Perhaps the World is weary of politically correct leaders who lie through their teeth while robbing the citizenry of their wealth and freedom. A liar must contemplate, validate in memory, and meter his of her responses, but an honest person does not.
1. Many people respect a strong man, and by openly and angrily criticizing groups, he maintains that appearance. 2. Too many people see diplomatic and moderated wording as a type of lie. Speaking directly and plainly looks more honest to these people.